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Navy removes Jacksonville hospital workers who called babies ‘mini satans’

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A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.”

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Blake Dowling: Tech, politics & the Simpsons

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The marriage of technology and politics is like the pairing of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise – a big mess (minus the Scientology shenanigans of course). Hillary emails, Trump tweets, Ashley Madison’s hack … there’s always something to keep your eye on. Always will be. With breaches and exposure around every corner, certain key figures inside our government use apps for communication that disappear after a certain amount of time. If any of you readers in Florida Politics-land have teenagers,…

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Blake Dowling: Expert advice on navigating the Social Media universe

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Who remembers the short-lived site, Friendster? Six years ago I was asked to sit on a panel at a conference to give “expert advice” on social media use at work. I wish someone had shot some video footage; in the lifetime of social media, six years is an eternity. Just think … in 2008, Myspace peaked. Myspace was the most visited social networking site in the world, attracting during that time 75.9 million unique visitors a month. Now, in 2016,…

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GOP pollster schools RPOF on millennial generation’s priorities, how to win their vote

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The perception that the youth vote has always belongs to the Democrats is not accurate, says GOP pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson. In 2000, she says, George W. Bush and Al Gore split the youth vote, as well as those voters older than 65. But that split certainly occurred in 2008 and even more so in 2012, when Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by 23 percentage points among voters under 30. However, Romney won the young white vote by 7 percentage points. The obvious…

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Twitter’s twists and turns – can it keep flying?

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The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. The short-messaging service can bring fleeting fame, instant ignominy and get you fired. It has been credited for sparking revolutions and, like Facebook, transforming the way the world communicates. But despite the buzz generated by thousands of chatty journalists, athletes and celebrities, Twitter has never turned a profit. Its user base of 302 million is dwarfed by rivals such as Facebook, which counts…

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